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their first full day of witnesses. >> we heard from the first testimony of trayvon martin's father. here is abc's dan abrahams. >> the state versus george zimmerman. >> reporter: one of the most crucial questions in the george zimmerman case. >> do you roy that voice? >> reporter: who was heard yelling for help on the various 911 calls placed that night. >> did you need police, fire, medical. >> maybe both, i'm not sure there's just someone screaming outside. [ scream ] >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> reporter: prosecutors argue the voice was that of 17-year-old trayvon martin. shot once in the chest and killed. after a confrontation with zimmerman last february. >> is it a male or female? >> sound like a male. >> reporter: now all eyes and ears are on the 911 calls who could help show who was the aggressor, who was on top, who was beating who before the fatal shot was fired? and was this self defense as zimmerman claims. >> so help you god? >> i do. >> reporter: witness after witness. friend of george zimmerman, were called by his defense team to testify they're confident
the admissibility of text messages trayvon martin sent friends, talking about fighting. the state says they have nothing to do with the case. the defense called it compelling evidence, as they try to prove zimmerman shot trayvon martin in self-defense. the defense wants to use an animation of the night trayvon martin died. it was created using zimmerman's account of what happened as long as witness statements. >> they use it for the movies. this is a murder trial. >> reporter: one legal analyst says the trial seems ready to wrap up. >> they want to be out of here. >> reporter: zimmerman's defense team says they plan on resting their case at some point today. preeti arla, abc news, washington. >>> also this morning, we're learning new details about what the pilots of asiana flight 214 realized a few seconds before impact. >> brandi hitt joins us live from san francisco with the latest on that doomed landing. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. we learned during the violent crash, two of the flight attendants were actually thrown from the plane. and the pilot interview
the screams on the 911 call recorded just seconds before trayvon martin was shot and killed. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: with grief etched on his face, trayvon martin's father on the stand. >> our world has just been turned up side down. >> reporter: tracy martin, called by zimmerman's attorneys, asked about this 911 call the night his son was shot. >> so, you think he's yelling held? >> yes. >> i was listening to his life being taken. >> reporter: he said those howls on that tape were his son's. >> i didn't tell them, it wasn't trayvon. i kind of -- i kind of pushed away from the -- away from the table. and just kind of shook my head and said i can't tell. >> reporter: but homicide investigator chris sereno says that's not what he told him when he first listened to it. >> he looked away and under his breath, as they interpreted, said no. >> reporter: george zimmerman's fate could hinge on those screams. and on his first full day of the case, defense called witness, after witness. all zimmerman friends, all agreeing. >> that's george's voice. >> yes. that's georgey. >> they want to
for help. prosecutors say trayvon martin was racially profiled and shot to death. the defense claims zimbabwe shot martin in self-defense. a big day ahead for the d.c. council. >> it's considering a number of votes today. one which would require big box store $12.50 which is well above the city's $8.25 an hour minimum wage. walmart said it would force the retail giant to pull the plug on three planned stores in the district taking with it about 900 jobs. >> why would a retailer want to come in, force with these mandates and we border maryland and virginia where this isn't taking place. >> the council met -- and also councilman marion berry is bushing a bill that don't live in d.c. forcing a residency right newly hired d.c. workers to live in the district or move to the city within 180 days. it would have a positive economic impact because it would allow the city to tax those workers. >> it's 5:05 and 74 degrees. >> still ahead here on "good morning, washington," an incredible look at those wildfires out of nevada now burning out of control. the nest has been getting a little too quie
the latest on the bombshell testimony in the zimmerman trial. trayvon's father on the stand. >>> and videotape of the three young women held captive in cleveland for a decade. you see them there right now. there they are the last pictures we saw of them ten years ago, before they were captured. alex perez has the dramatic and emotional story. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is the first time we are directly hearing from the three, young women. they say they were so overcome with emotion by the outpouring of support from around the world, they had to say something. >> i want everyone to know how happy i am to be home, with my family and my friends. it's been unbelievable. >> reporter: for the first time, this morning, we are seeing and hearing from the three, young women who lived a nightmare. >> i want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family, through this entire ordeal. everyone who has been there to support us, it's been a blessing to have such an outpouring of love and kindness. >> reporter: in a video statement, amanda berry, gina dej
passengers on her back to safety. >>> the tape on trail, the father of trayvon martin today fighting to prove that his son was
take you into that florida courtroom, george zimmerman on trial for the murder of trayvon martin. the defense almost over, the case almost ready to head to the jury. abc's matt gutman tells us about today's big moments in zimmerman's defense. >> reporter: jurors spend hours today listening to dr. vincent demaio, dissecting images of zimmerman's bloodied head and face. >> i believe the ems thought he had a fractured nose. >> reporter: the defense parading those blown up pictures for the six jurors to see. >> i think you have six >> reporter: still, after 11 days of testimony, the defense working to bolster zimmerman's claim of self defense, outlined in this police re-enactment. >> i shot him, and i didn't think i hit him because he sat up and said, "oh, you got me, you got it, you got me, you got it. something like that. >> reporter: and working to rescue his credibility -- earlier in the trial another medical examiner testified that martin couldn't have spoken after being shot. as zimmerman said he did. demaio says it is possible. >> even if i right now, reached across, put my ha
a controversial piece of evidence. it is a toxicology reports on trayvon martin showing he had marijuana in his system of the night he died. this comes after jurors heard from a parade of witnesses monday, all disputing a prosecution claim that it was martin's voice scrap me for help on the 911 calls. martin's father was called to the stand. [indiscernible] from the table and just kind of shook my head and said i cannot tell. said that it was my son's voice. >> the zimmerman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder claiming he shot the boy in self-defense. a gunshot experts took the stand moments ago to corroborate his story and the defense could wrap up its case tomorrow. the national transportation safety board's investigation of asiana of214 focusing on the final seconds before the deadly crash. they spoke with the pilot and co-pilot of the accident and the parents of the two chinese teenagers who were killed or in san francisco seeking answers >> families of the two 16-year- old girls killed in saturday's crash landing arrived in san francisco from china early this morning. airlines presi
jimmerson says happened in the moments before he shot and killed trayvon martin. zimmerman said the teen pinned him to the ground and pumpked him repeatedly. and he only fired in self-defense. >> take pieces of evidence as it exists, and it puts it together in a way that does assist the jury. >> reporter: but prosecutors -- >> this animation and the sub situation -- >> reporter: and judge nelson questioned the accuracy of the animation. judge nelson is schedule to rule on the animation and the text messages this morning. do jurors want to hear it? they're taking fewer notes. they're asking for fewer breaks, which means they've probably already made up their minds. >> matt, thanks very much. >>> let's bring in dan abram, our chief legal affairs anchor. >> the judge is trying to get as much done as possible because there's a bunch of jurors sitting in a hotel, away from their families wanting to go home and wanting the trial to end. it's admirable that the judge is taking this late and saying we have to get this going. i think matt brings up an interesting point, about whether the jurors m
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